The Bulletin

The Bulletin is published for the Luther Community by the Campus Programming Office every Tuesday and Friday when classes are in session.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Campus Programming and Center for Ethics and Public Life host Robert George, the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, and professor and philosopher Cornel West on Thursday, April 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the CFL Main Hall. They will discuss what it means to learn from each other despite deep differences on important questions and ways they developed the skills of talking fruitfully across political, ideological, and other differences.

The Chess Club aims to provide a platform for chess players to come together as a community to test/maintain/improve their skills by playing against other human opponents. The chess club formal meetings take place in Valders 367 at 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. For further information, email chessclub@luther.edu or join the facebook group called Norse Chess Club using this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorseChessClub/

BTQ Talent Show! The Beta Theta Omega organization invites Luther and the Decorah community to its annual BTQ Talent Show on Saturday, February 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the CFL. Tickets will be on sale from February 15th-19th in the Union; $3 at the table and $5 at the door. Funds will go towards Decorah First Lutheran Free Clinic and the Refugees community. Want to audition for the show? Email btq@luther.edu

Luther College is proud to present Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues, which will take place Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. To experience this comedic, dramatic and explosive  play that brings awareness to the issues of women of all ages, purchase tickets online or at the door for $5.

Attorney Yer Vang will present on the topic of Immigration: Helping Strangers Become Neighbors. The talk will discuss current immigration trends and an overview of immigration law, and what communities can do to seek immigration justice for their new neighbors. Please join HOLA-Enlaces, the Diversity Center, and the Spanish Department on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 5-6 p.m. in Olin 102 to continue the conversation on immigration. Snacks will be provided.

SOPHOMORES: Spend your junior year in England! A few spots remain for Luther's 2016-2017 Nottingham program. Attend an info session to learn more on Tuesday, February 16, 7:30 p.m., Dahl Centennial Union, Borlaug Room. Questions, email global@luther.edu

Study Abroad with IES! IES offers a wide variety of study abroad options in over 20 countries, as well as multi-country programs for the travelers that want to experience a variety of cities. An IES representative will be on campus Friday, February 5. Stop by the table in the Union for more information about locations and program options. Questions? Email global@luther.edu .

Study Abroad with API! API is a study abroad group that focuses on integrated learning abroad. A representative will be on campus on Monday, February 8. Stop by the table in the Union to talk about what makes the API experience unique. Email the CGL at global@luther.edu for more information.

Looking to study abroad in the Spanish speaking world? Want to practice your Spanish skills in a practical and intention abroad program? A Representative from Spanish Studies Abroad will be on campus Tuesday, February 9. Come chat about program options and locations throughout the world.

Want to study abroad, but want to connect with other students throughout the Midwest? Come talk to the representatives from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). The representatives will have a variety of info sessions and tabling events on February 8 & 9. Contact global@luther.edu for a full schedule or with questions.

Looking to Study in Barcelona, Spain? A representative from the group Barcelona SAE will be on campus Wednesday, February 10. Stop by the table in the Union to learn about one of the best ways to study in this beautiful city on the Mediterranean. Email global@luther.edu with questions.  

A Representative from ISA will be on campus on Thursday February 11th. ISA, one of the largest study abroad companies, has programs all over the world. Stop by the table in the Union, tell them where you want to go, and see how they can make that happen.

LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB? Plan to attend both camp fairs - ELCA Summer Camp Fair (Thursday, February 11) and Summer Camp Fair (Thursday, February 18).  Dahl Centennial Lounge 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Different camps at each fair. Stop by and visit with the representatives about their summer staff opportunities. You may get an interview that same day! Over 20 camps attending each day. Check out the Career Center's website for the camps that have registered to attend www.luther.edu/career.

The following Summer Camps will have informational tables in the Union Lounge on the following dates.  Stop by and visit with them about their summer jobs!
     Christikon - Friday, February 5
     Flathead and Luther Heights Bible Camp - Monday, February 8
     Sky Ranch and Camp NeSoDak - Wednesday, February 10
     Rainbow Trail - Friday, February 12 

Hey students! Need extra cash? Pick up hours working in the Cafeteria! Why? Shifts are flexible. You see friends every day. You don't have to worry about finding a parking spot to get to work. So why not? Stop by Leah McCrea's office (387-1396) for more info.

Before buying new notebooks, folders, or binders, check out the Office Supply Reuse Closet in Valders 364. Simply visit the closet Between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and take the supplies you need from the shelves on the right. Remember, the more you give and the more you take, the more successful this project is! For any questions, please contact the Center for Sustainable Communities at pollsa01@luther.edu

RERUNS

The Center Stage Series is excited to kick off the spring season with Imani Winds on Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the CFL. This premier wind quintet has carved out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its high-spirited playing. Come hear their special program Portraits of Langston. Tickets are free with CAF, $24 without. To purchase tickets, visit the box office or go online to tickets.luther.edu.

The Asian Student Association will host an Asian Panel on Tuesday, February 9 from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. in Marty’s.  The panel will consist of faculty and students recently returning from Asia. Please join us as we discuss the stereotypes of socioeconomic status, religion, and politics that are associated with Asia.

Explicit Improvisation: A Music & Movement Event -- An improvised performance, featuring Jon Ailabouni (trumpet), Jane Hawley (dance), JJ Kaufmann (piano), and Andrea Vazquez Aguirre (dance). This quartet composes through a dialogue of music and dance. Witness movement and sound informing, influencing, and interacting in the hands of four artists striving for fearless clarity.

The Luther Alumni Magazine seeks student photos from study away experiences spring 2015 through J-term 2016. All who send photos will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Luther gift card. Submit up to 6 photos illustrating learning and travel experiences. A selection of photos will appear in this spring’s magazine. Tell us why you took each photo, what program you were on, and your class year. Send photos by March 1 to magazine@luther.edu

The Luther College Symphony Orchestra will perform at 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, February 7, in the Center for Faith and Life. A free will offering will be taken. The orchestra will perform "Petite Suite" by Claude Debussy, "Polovtsian Dances" from the opera "Prince Igor" by Alexander Borodin and "Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88" by Antonín Dvořák. The concert is part of Symphony Orchestra's 2016 tour of the Upper Midwest.

Are you interested in being a Resident Assistant? Residence Life is beginning the staff selection process for 2016-2017! Anyone interested in applying for a Resident Assistant position must attend one mandatory information session. The information sessions will be held: Sunday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Valders 262; Tuesday, February 9 at 9:40 a.m. in Valders 206; Tuesday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Valders 262. Please contact reslife@luther.edu with any questions.

All students living on campus are automatically on a full board meal plan which is 19 meals per week + $200 dining dollars at the beginning of each semester. If full board is not preferred, you have until February 12 to switch to an alternative meal plan: 14 meals/week + $250 dining dollars; 225 meals/semester + $200 dining dollars; 175 meals/semester + $325 dining dollars; or 120 meals/semester + $600 dining dollars. Go to www.luther.edu/dining/meal-plans/on-campus to switch it now! Stop by the Dining Services Office with any questions.